Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Advanced Deployment

Design, implement, and configure System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with the help of real-world examples

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Advanced Deployment

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Design, implement, and configure System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with the help of real-world examples
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782172086
Paperback290 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to design and operate Configuration Manager 2012 R2 sites
  • Explore the power of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 for managing your client and server estate
  • Discover up-to-date solutions to real-world problems in System Center Configuration Manager administration

Who This Book Is For

If you are an experienced Configuration Manager administrator looking to advance your career or get more from your current environment, then this book is ideal for you. Prior experience of deploying and managing a Configuration Manager site would be helpful in following the examples throughout this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing Complex Hierarchies
Selecting the appropriate site system server
Designing fault-tolerant hierarchies
Backup and recovery in Configuration Manager
Designing to support trusted forests
Designing to support nontrusted forests
Designing a sample hierarchy
Summary
Chapter 2: Implementing Security with Certificates
Planning for the use of certificates
Setting up a secure communication
Configuring Configuration Manager
Deploying certificates to workgroup computers
Summary
Chapter 3: Working with Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering
Configuring the software and hardware inventory
Using the inventory data to your advantage
Making use of software metering
Real-world use of asset intelligence
Controlling applications with the inventory data
Summary
Chapter 4: Security with Endpoint Protection
Configuring the endpoint protection infrastructure
Creating endpoint protection policies
Deploying endpoint protection definition updates
Deploying endpoint protection agents
Responding to threats
Controlling the Windows Firewall
Summary
Chapter 5: Advanced Content Management
Deploying distribution points
How to deploy cloud distribution points
Understanding the content library
Introducing network caching
Working with data deduplication
Summary
Chapter 6: Application Deployment
Introducing the application model
Deploying virtual applications
How the application model works
When to use packages
Summary
Chapter 7: Deploying Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Introduction to operating system deployment
Integrating the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Creating custom boot images
Maintaining a driver library
Creating reference images
Using images in virtual environments
Deploying your captured images
Summary
Chapter 8: Deploying Security Updates
Software updates
Designing a software update infrastructure
Monitoring software updates
A sample scenario to patch workstations
A sample scenario to patch servers
Summary
Chapter 9: Advanced Reporting
Report Builder
Creating custom reports
Creating custom charts
Optimizing query performance
Configuring report subscriptions
Summary
Chapter 10: Preventing Configuration Drift
An introduction to compliance settings
Example scenarios for compliance monitoring
Summary
Chapter 11: Managing Bring Your Own Device and Mobility
Deploying company resource profiles
Managing Internet-based devices
Using the Microsoft Exchange connector
Using Windows Intune
Summary
Chapter 12: Advanced Troubleshooting
Error tracing in Configuration Manager
Using the Configuration Manager toolkit
Using the service manager utility
Real-world scenarios
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Analyze your environment to provide the best design solution
  • Secure your environment using certificates and encryption
  • Address challenges with unwanted application installations
  • Provide a secure operating system with endpoint protection
  • Learn how content management works in Configuration Manager
  • Deploy complex desktop and server operating systems
  • Keep your environment up to date with security updates
  • Manage mobile devices and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

In Detail

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is an enterprise device management solution from Microsoft. It helps manage applications from a single location, managing deployments on single or multiple devices and providing security of data stored on those devices. It contains a large number of features that are not always exposed in every environment. Expanding your knowledge of Configuration Manager will ensure that you and your organization get the best out of your investment in Configuration Manager.

This book will give you thorough insights into Configuration Manager environments from a design perspective. You will understand how proper decisions made at the first stage of a deployment can lead to a successful implementation at the later stages. Following this, you will learn how to secure your site using certificates and also deploy and manage endpoint protection to clients.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing Complex Hierarchies
Selecting the appropriate site system server
Designing fault-tolerant hierarchies
Backup and recovery in Configuration Manager
Designing to support trusted forests
Designing to support nontrusted forests
Designing a sample hierarchy
Summary
Chapter 2: Implementing Security with Certificates
Planning for the use of certificates
Setting up a secure communication
Configuring Configuration Manager
Deploying certificates to workgroup computers
Summary
Chapter 3: Working with Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering
Configuring the software and hardware inventory
Using the inventory data to your advantage
Making use of software metering
Real-world use of asset intelligence
Controlling applications with the inventory data
Summary
Chapter 4: Security with Endpoint Protection
Configuring the endpoint protection infrastructure
Creating endpoint protection policies
Deploying endpoint protection definition updates
Deploying endpoint protection agents
Responding to threats
Controlling the Windows Firewall
Summary
Chapter 5: Advanced Content Management
Deploying distribution points
How to deploy cloud distribution points
Understanding the content library
Introducing network caching
Working with data deduplication
Summary
Chapter 6: Application Deployment
Introducing the application model
Deploying virtual applications
How the application model works
When to use packages
Summary
Chapter 7: Deploying Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Introduction to operating system deployment
Integrating the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Creating custom boot images
Maintaining a driver library
Creating reference images
Using images in virtual environments
Deploying your captured images
Summary
Chapter 8: Deploying Security Updates
Software updates
Designing a software update infrastructure
Monitoring software updates
A sample scenario to patch workstations
A sample scenario to patch servers
Summary
Chapter 9: Advanced Reporting
Report Builder
Creating custom reports
Creating custom charts
Optimizing query performance
Configuring report subscriptions
Summary
Chapter 10: Preventing Configuration Drift
An introduction to compliance settings
Example scenarios for compliance monitoring
Summary
Chapter 11: Managing Bring Your Own Device and Mobility
Deploying company resource profiles
Managing Internet-based devices
Using the Microsoft Exchange connector
Using Windows Intune
Summary
Chapter 12: Advanced Troubleshooting
Error tracing in Configuration Manager
Using the Configuration Manager toolkit
Using the service manager utility
Real-world scenarios
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782172086
Paperback290 pages
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